vineri, 20 septembrie 2013

Crochet Motifs Patterns to Combine However You Like

Since so many of us don't dare to start a project made of separate motifs because we don't exactly know how to join them , I thought about offering some insight on how I learned to do it.

This post is not about Irish Lace ( don't get me wrong...I am a fan but I don't dare to start on it very soon), but rather about making boleros, vests, blouses and dresses out of individual motifs.

Speaking from my limited experience combining motifs into a clothing item is far easier than crocheting a whole piece from top to bottom.

Personally I am a fan of square crochet motifs regardless they are granny squares, puff stitch flower based or lacy looking structures. One on top of the other from my own point of you bands seem a lot easier to combine and it is pretty much amazing how can anyone make a fabulous looking dress out of vertical bands smartly joined.

Here are the patterns and tutorial I saved for winter days. I dream of using them in many different ways but most likely I will dare and make myself a fabulous evening gown :)

Photo Tutorial

Single Crochet Bands Chart

Double Crochet Band Chart and Joining

Puff Stitch ( 3 cluster) Band Chart

Double crochet bands photo tutorial ( courtesy of My Picot)

Another fabulous dress ( motifs upside down)
(photo from web)

so here it is ....

I hope you enjoy this post and dare trying this patterns :)

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vineri, 13 septembrie 2013

Evening Wear - Crocheted Wind Mill Motif Tunic and Bolero

I don't know about you but whenever there's a holiday ( and there are many in the orthodox calendar :) I find myself browsing Pinterest and not only for new and amazing crochet challenges to share.

Another confession that I have to make is that I usually fall asleep with my mind “ crocheting” a certain pattern or motif. Did this happen to any of you? I mean it’s like my mind wants to train itself for the visual impact and determination to complete that certain project.

So …for this particular week I feel compelled to share two lovely patterns I saved and planned to make this winter in the hope there will be a glamorous party I will wear them at.
I am fascinated by the wind mill motif , especially because it looks mighty awesome and it is part of those motifs so easy-peasy to make. Basically all you have to do is count and be careful of the number of stitches. From there on the work flows light and gently and you simply notice how amazing the result is…

In my pre-blogging days I noticed a dress made of silk yarn at a company cocktail party and I was extremely fascinated with how that lacy structure complimented the wearer’s silhouette making her look thinner and taller than all of us knowing her expected her to be.

The bottom line is that this particular motif has something vintage about it and it is ideal for something you would wear at a Christmas party, at an elegant soiree or simply during a romantic night out with your loved one.

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Tunic chart

Bolero chart main motif and setting

Further instructions for bolero



marți, 3 septembrie 2013

Crochet Square Motifs Tunic for Special Occassions

If you are like me ...always looking for the perfect outfit to feel both comfortable and sexy in will for sure love this project idea.
I actually found it on the web while searching for easy to make tunic.
What I love about this particular pattern is that I can use both cotton to make it light and soft looking but also, acrylic yarn to make it the perfect type of clothing item to fit over a top during winter time.

Why have I chose this particular project?
The answer is rather simple : this is the gift I plan to give my sister and it seemed so lovely but also so easy to make that I had to share it with all of you crochet lovers out there.

I really hope you enjoy making this.

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